October 30, 2013

Artists in the Archives

Art and Poetry and Writing and Photography and all of it wrapped up in the perfect bow of being in a card format - card as in the ultimate - card catalog! An Artists in the Archives exhibit that I went to a week ago. It is traveling through the libraries here - was at the Greenburgh Library in Westchester, NY and is currently at the Chappaqua Library. Well worth a visit to Chappaqua or wherever it travels to next. Sifting through the cards in a card catalog brings back a nostalgia for the way libraries once were (now all searches done on computer) but add to that the surprise of a great assortment of art and writing by a great variety of artists and writers...just great.

October 26, 2013

Muscoot Farm

the closest I get to farming is visiting this one, a gem about a half hour from my house, Muscoot Farm. We drove up hoping to wander the trails and hit up the Farmer's Market. The trails were unfortunately closed due to hay rides - should have realized with the season - but the Farmer's Market was in full swing, got some fabulous olives and artichoke hearts in some briny wonderfulness. The place was teeming with children but I found some hidden corners away from the children (I love kids but I work with them all week and sometimes one really needs some quiet time!). The farmhouse is really quite an elegant affair and often has gallery showings - this time a very lovely ceremics show. Was tempted but already have too many things that require shelf space and table top time - and not enough space of either sort to count. this cow looked serene, smartly avoiding the crowds of excited toddlers. Ah, inner peace, cow. Teach us all. Love the working farm feeling (laugh at me, real farmers, but there seems to be such poetry in these working spaces). And of course, tis the season. Halloween decor everywhere.

October 20, 2013

Sunday Quote

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls. - Mother Teresa, A Gift for God

October 18, 2013


The autumn air is clear,
The autumn moon is bright.
Fallen leaves gather and scatter,
The jackdaw perches and starts anew.
We think of each other- when will we meet?
This hour, this night, my feelings are hard.
- Li Bai, Autumn Air

October 14, 2013

In lieu of Sunday Quote ...Comic Con!

Yes, that is a poodle in the stroller. Sunday was family day at the four days of chaos and silliness known as Comic Con. There is an artist gallery where artists of comics and graphic novels and sci fi everything sign their books - was very tempted by mermaid art at this table, beautiful work. The family that plays together...awesome Viking family. I love how everyone loves to pose. So much thought goes into a lot of the costumes. can you believe those are made out of lego things? Can you believe that is her real hair? We had plans to go to panels - missed the storytelling one by sleeping in too late. Missed the author I wanted to see by forgetting to check my phone reminder to go see him. Had on my list to see the cast from Sleepy Hollow, to see a Q and A with none other but William Shatner (Captain Kirk!), and to see the X-files original duo. We made it to Sleepy Hollow. Have never done a panel before. Huge lines, huge crowd, still fun to be a fan (really love the show) and to see a preview that will play in November, to hear the cast kid about. I don't usually go in for this sort of thing (fan thing, not the show. Love Haven, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow sort of wildly imaginative shows) but it was a hoot. Adore this shot and we left to hoof it on back to the train station, hordes of costumed people walking up the streets by us (no, we did not wear costumes but we do enjoy the creative efforts of those who do!). Loved this Elmo ordering a hot dog about a half mile away from Comic Con. It's NYC, the man selling him dinner probably didn't even blink.